Stephen Cottrell in human rights victory

Stephen Cottrell represented the Claimant in her claim under the Human Rights Act against the Local Authority who had detained her in a care home without her consent and without proper authorisation. The Local Authority admitted before the High Court in Manchester that they had breached the Claimant's Human Rights under Articles 5, 6 and 8 of the Convention. This is thought to be the first reported occasion on which a Local Authority has admitted (or been held) to have contravened a vulnerable adult's Article 6 rights in relation to unlawful detention.

Stephen was instructed by Mark McGhee, Fentons.

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